March 20, 2024 07:30 - 12:00

SpringHill Suites By Marriott Toronto / Vaughan
612 Applewood Crescent, Vaughan ON L4K 4B4

Building enclosure retrofits are a critical component of decarbonization strategies. Not only are they necessary but they are a significant opportunity for our industry to participate in building a shared low-carbon future. Our esteemed panel will review the complexities involved in building enclosure retrofits, discussing common issues associated with these projects and how to overcome them. They will delve into the planning process and share the typical roadblocks encountered in getting these initiatives off the ground. Case studies will be presented that will detail a range of projects of different scale, outlining patterns and differences observed for different building archetypes. Lastly, our presenters will address the commissioning process that is involved and how success is measured for these projects.  A panel discussion will conclude the session whereby the audience will have the opportunity to ask our experts questions in an open forum.       


Continuing Education: 2.5 BSS Credits | 2.5 OAA Core Learning Hours | This session may qualify for PEAK CPD


7:30 am  Registration / Hot Breakfast
8:25 am Opening Remarks, Rob Quattrociocchi, Moderator

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Panel Presentation 

  • Planning for Retrofits:  How to get started? 
  • Case Studies:  How we do it 
10:00 am Refreshment Break

10:15 am – 11:00 am

Panel Presentation 

  • Commissioning: How we measure success 
11:00 – 11:30 am Discussion with Q&A
11:30 am  Closing Remarks, Daniel Aleksov, OBEC President



Sarah Gray, P.Eng., CAHP - Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist at RDH Building Science Inc. 

Sarah has been in the building science field for over 20 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Science in historic preservation from the University of Pennsylvania. Her work is focused on heritage building rehabilitation, existing building condition assessment and deep retrofits, building enclosure consulting for new construction, and building enclosure commissioning services.  



Duncan Rowe, M.Eng., P.Eng., CPHD, LEED AP, BECxP – Principal, RJC Engineers  

Practicing for over 20 years, Duncan holds a Bachelors in Applied Science and Masters of Engineering, both focus on buildings science, from the University of Toronto. He  has been involved with building science assessment, design, and rehabilitation on a range of historical and modern buildings across Canada with a focus on durable envelopes. Duncan is a current member of the Part 5 Environmental Separation committee guiding the National Building Code of Canada. 



Andrea Yee, P.Eng. - Facade Specialist, Project Director, WSP  

Andrea Yee is a Façade Specialist with over 15 years of consulting experience. At WSP, she manages a team of diversely skilled façade consultants who support clients within commercial, residential, and institutional markets across Canada. She is heavily focused on decarbonization initiatives for both new and existing buildings and is interested in helping the industry accelerate and scale. 


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